• Common Name : Balunaguta

• Scientific Name : Stachytarpheta indika

• Family : Verbinaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Morphological characters : Herbaceous plant, grows up to 0.5 – 0.75 m height.

Leaves: elliptic leaf consists with serrated margin and decussate leaf arrangement.

Inflorescence : apical spike, bush color. Flower is purple color.

• Propagation : Seeds

• Agricultural importance : Compete with crops for nutrition, water and solar radiation.

• Uses : No specific use.

• Control measures :Hand weeding and mechanical methods.